Hi all,

Just wondered if any of you or anyone you know is an urban explorer? I've always been interested in this, and at the weekend I had my first taste..

I was walking home from town after a few too many with 3 friends, and on the route is an old abandoned nursing/rehabilitation home. It was due to be bulldozed and rebuilt into some modern something or other. Anyway I gained access through the (strangely unlocked) fence and had a peek inside. My friends wouldnt come beyond this point but I wanted some photos of it inside. It was just as you'd imagine really - decrepit, stale, and slightly creepy with some beds and wheelchairs in a corridor.

I loved it! I've really caught the bug for this and dying to do more. There are plenty of old abandoned victorian manor houses and castles around that are boarded up and closed off to public. I'm sure it's for a very good reason , but that's part of the fascination and thrill of it.

Another reason is i'm breaking into photography and think this would enable me to get great shots! I'll try upload some when I get more..

So anyone else tried this?

Views: 368

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

No, but I would love to see the photos. Sounds cool.

Heading up to an old slate mine over weekend, ill post pics

So anyone else tried this?

Not since I've been an adult.

Where di you go when you did

same , but i do get invited on night rides for motorbike photo shoots to old deserted buildings , however the timing has never been right for me .

Something about abandoned buildings, so damn photogenic!

Keep us posted!  Speaking of posted, let us know if you ever need bail money!

Look up http://weirdnj.com/category/stories/abandoned/

Weird NJ, been doing it for awhile and have a magazine built around what they do.

That psychiatric hospital... wow

Agreed! Fortunately here, if something is abandoned and not owned privately or by council, its classed as right to roam in the public realm... still gotta be careful though.

EEntrance to the slate mine

I didn't want to go too far in, i'm still trying to conquer my claustrophobia! lol

RSS

Latest Activity

David F. replied to Eric W's discussion Gilets, Bodywarmers & Down Vests
"Have you looked at non-puffy vests?  Or is the puffy look you like?"
9 minutes ago
David F. replied to Eric W's discussion Gilets, Bodywarmers & Down Vests
"Great weekender look.  Between the shirt and jeans you are not in work mode. Once you do that, (weekend casual mode) you have a lot of variance.   I still don't like puffy collars but this is an outdoor functional jacket.  So its…"
10 minutes ago
Don Clavens joined Bruce Uall's group
Thumbnail

The Shirtless Man

Shirtlessness is the essence of manliness.
10 minutes ago
Profile IconHarry Manuel, jesus ortega, John and 18 more joined Art of Manliness
57 minutes ago
Pale Horse replied to Nick H's discussion Has AOM jumped the shark or is it's just cyclical in the group The Great Debate
"Fair point. Is it possible to close membership, but still have threads visible, for posterity?"
1 hour ago
Sir replied to Nick H's discussion Has AOM jumped the shark or is it's just cyclical in the group The Great Debate
"I'd agree that they need drastic reductions, for this reason:  newcomers see all the groups, join about 20 the first day, and then are disappointed that nobody' posted in them since 2009."
1 hour ago
Tarquin Anstruther replied to Stewart M. Davenport's discussion Your favorite things about raising a boy
"the early years up to 12 were wonderful and when they reached adulthood but I hate to tell you that adolescence was really difficult but we got through it and we had three in a row like steps of a stairs. We used to wish we had a daughter that it…"
2 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to Nick H's discussion Has AOM jumped the shark or is it's just cyclical in the group The Great Debate
"I don't know man, the groups have been here for a long time and never hurt anything. It's nice to have a group of people in your niche who won't challenge your basic premises, for example, if all the Traditional Catholic threads were…"
2 hours ago

© 2017   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service